Hi Sharon, wow, another early riser! I'm not sure where three of the 4 brothers set up housekeeping. The line for my ancestor, Thomas, went from MD to NC. One of them was Capt. Basil Manly, of the American Revolution, he married a "Ford". A later one was
Charles Manly, Gov. of NC. If our history proves correct, this line actually comes from a Norman Knight who fought alongside William The COnqueror at the Battle of Hastings in 1066! All in all a pretty good line to descend from! Trying to trace the original
"John" back to his country of origin is the first step to making that connection. I have made a copy of your e-mail address. Mine is firstname.lastname@example.org
. Don't ask, it's my husbands!